J. Wainwright

Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,143
Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (7 of 7)
Location: Vancouver BC


Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,143 - Total Helpful Votes: 7 of 7
The Orenda by Joseph Boyden
The Orenda by Joseph Boyden
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, May 24 2014
Joseph Boyden is obviously a gifted writer. He does an excellent job of painting in the minds eye what is being told on the page. The historical aspects are defined very well. You can feel yourself watching the first contacts of the Europeans with the native North Americans. He takes you into the native mind and ways of life. How they view their lives and ties to the earth and each other. Especially the importance of ancestors, and the due we owe them. Something lost to Europeans until the recent surge in genealogical work.
I did not feel like the violence was overwritten, but a true depiction of what it meant to fall into the hands of your enemy.
Not evil, but dangerous.
Annabel by Kathleen Winter
Annabel by Kathleen Winter
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read!, May 24 2014
I found this story to be an interesting insight into the life of a hermaphrodite. I had heard years before, that babies were born with this aberration of mixed gender and the doctor would simply assign the sex he felt was appropriate. Little if anything was said about it. I thought it was just another form of birth defect and never even thought about it until I read this book. It takes you into the inner workings of a rural, simple living East Coast family. It is a story about family ties and love and acceptance and non acceptance perhaps better described as levels of acceptance.

It is a well written piece of Canadian literature with believable characters and the grey cloud… Read more
Ldn for Parkinson's Disease: Low Dose Naltrexone by Robert Rodgers
1.0 out of 5 stars Rushed to press!, May 24 2014
This effort at extolling the benefits of LDN (low dose Naltrexone) was obviously a half assed effort to get the information out there. Robert Rogers, who is an accomplished man and well thought of in the Parkinson's circles for his work in promoting a positive attitude towards the concept of recovery should be embarrassed at this 28 page meander through the life and times of "Lexy". I purchased two copies: one for myself and one for my doctor. But was too embarrassed to pass such an unprofessional piece of writing on to a medical professional. The writing is full of generalities and casual usage of language which is not helpful in presenting the case for LDN to be taken… Read more

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